Temple of Castor and Pollux - Rome

The temple of Castor and Pollux dates back to the 5th century BC, built by the Roman dictator Aulus Postumius Albinus in gratitude for victory over the last king of Rome, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, in the battle of Lake Regillus. According to the legend, the Dioscuri of Gemini, the twin sons of Zeus/Jupiter, Castor and Pollux appeared on the battlefield to help the Romans to victory. Then, once the battle had been won, the twin sons of Jupiter/Zeus appeared in the Roman Forum proclaiming the victory. The temple stands on the supposed spot of their appearance. Today, after centuries of looting, destruction and ruin, only three columns of the octostyle temple, the podium and a piece of the entablature - one of the most famous features in the Forum.

Opening

Open daily from 9 am - 6 pm (or 1 hour before sunsand). Guided tour possible- reserve by telephone.

Prices

Open access


Address : Via Sacra 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo

Bus : Bus : C3, H, 30, 44, 60, 63, 75, 81, 85, 87, 95, 117, 130, 160, 170, 175, 186, 271, 571, 628, 630, 715, 716, 780, 781, 810, 850. Tram 8 : Arenula

Phone : +39 0639967700

Fax : +39 0639750950

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